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AMNews: YouTube HTML 5 Support, Microsoft Denies Xbox Live Hack, Amazon Prime Price Rise

Google has decided to continue with their full support and push for their native HTML5 player. Google added support for 1080p full-HD video playback to the latest HTML5 player on Google's YouTube website. Besides, there are many other HTML5 features which have been released such as native full screen playback, annotations, provision of closed captioning, along with a new menu to simplify embedding videos and also share video links.

Microsoft has claimed that its Xbox Live platform had not been hacked after a newspaper reported that thousands of Live customers were hit by a phishing scam in the UK. The Sun had reported that Xbox Live users in the UK had been hit by a massive email phishing scam.

Microsoft is trying to poach engineers from Amazon by offering them free bacon. Microsoft, which is planning to expand the size of its Kinect development team, has found a novel new way to attract potential employees - by offering them free bacon.

A new report suggests that Amazon might be planning to increase the price of its Amazon Prime loyalty program. According to Daily Finance, Amazon company might be planning to raise the price of the loyalty program membership as it is incurring losses due to all the virtual freebies Amazon offers to Prime members.

Apple has finally decided to allow customers from the largest internet market in the world to use their own currency (the Chinese Yuan) to buy software for their iPhones, iPads and iPods from the App Store.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.